New attractions keep old guests returning to theme parks year after year. Well, get your tight pants on, y’all! It’s time to join Hashtag the Panda & the Ragtime Gals for the “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.” It just opened at Universal Orlando Resort.

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon just opened at Universal Orlando Resort. Here's what you need to know about the ride and new virtual queue.

You can race through New York against Jimmy! But you don’t have to go to NYC to do it. Photo Credit: Universal Orlando Resort

Opened: Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

I remember watching Jimmy Carson with my parents when I was a kid. I made it through the Jay Leno years (yawn). And even had an “Aww, man, really?” moment when it appeared that Conan O’Brien would only host for a year.

That aww man turned into AWWWW YEAAAAHHH real quick when Jimmy Fallon took over at “The Tonight Show.”

I’m a fan. A big one.

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon just opened at Universal Orlando Resort. Here's what you need to know about the ride and new virtual queue.

Joking around with the wall of Jimmy in October at Universal Studios Florida. Jimmy, please. Why you gotta interrupt all the time? Photo Credit: Patty Holliday, Candid TravelingMom

Needless to say, I’m excited that the “Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” attaction is finally up and running at Universal Orlando. And I can’t wait for my next trip (the end of this month, squee!). Why yes, I did just get back. But when work tells you to go to Universal Orlando, you don’t ask questions. You just GO.

The all-new ride takes guests on an action-packed race through the Big Apple against Jimmy Fallon himself, and completely immerses them in the world of America’s favorite talk show – “The Tonight Show.”

Jimmy Fallon kicked off the opening day celebration with a New York-style ticker tape parade in Universal Studios Florida that featured tons of confetti, a custom float and beloved Universal Orlando characters.

But the coolest part of this attraction is the line. Or rather, lack of a line.

Virtual Wait Time

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is the first ride at Universal Studios Florida to feature an all-new Virtual Line experience – allowing guests to enjoy other areas of the park while they “virtually” wait for their time to enter the attraction.

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon just opened at Universal Orlando Resort. Here's what you need to know about the ride and new virtual queue.

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon gives guests the ultimate “Tonight Show” experience and gets them up close and personal with the show’s most hilarious segments before taking off in an action-packed race through New York against Jimmy Fallon himself. The ride is officially open to guests as of April 6, 2017. Photo Credit: Universal Orlando Resort

Once inside, you’ll find favorites like Hashtag the Panda and the Ragtime Gals providing entertainment during your wait. A ride AND a show: that’s what I call a twofer!

This is a motion simulator ride appropriate for children 40″ or taller. Be sure to check out these 8 great reasons Universal Orlando is perfect for kids, too!

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Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon just opened at Universal Orlando Resort. Here's what you need to know about the ride and new virtual queue.